Place:Shepshed, Leicestershire, England

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NameShepshed
Alt namesScepehefdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Scepeshefdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 162
Sheepshedsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates52.75°N 1.283°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shepshed, often known until 1888 as Sheepshed, (also Sheepshead - a name derived from the village being heavily involved in the wool industry) is a town in Leicestershire, England with a population of around 14,000 people. It sits within the borough of Charnwood local authority, where Shepshed is the second biggest settlement after the town of Loughborough.

The town is twinned with the Parisian suburb of Domont.

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